Harvey Fellows Program

In 2012 the Foundation invested $634,334 in support of 72 graduate students preparing to enter strategic ministry in academia, the arts, and the marketplace. We were privileged to award 10 new fellowships to an extraordinary group of graduate students from around the world. The Foundation hosted a Summer Institute in June of 2012 in Washington, D.C. to bring Fellows together for a dialogue on the integration of faith and vocation.

The Mustard Seed Foundation initiated the Harvey Fellows Program in 1992 to mark, equip, and encourage followers of Jesus Christ who seek to actively integrate their faith and vocations as leaders in strategic occupations where Christians appear to be underrepresented. This idea grew from our understanding of God as Creator and Redeemer, not only of human beings, but also of society's disciplines and structures. Our desire is to identify, prepare, and celebrate this generation's Josephs, Lydias, Daniels, and Esthers—Christians who will assume positions of leadership and influence in society. The Harvey Fellowship is a stipend of $12,000 that may be renewed for up to two additional years. The award is given to outstanding students enrolled at a premier graduate degree program and is therefore very competitive. Harvey Fellows typically attend schools considered by professionals to be among the top five globally in a given subject area or specialty.

2012 Harvey Fellows

Kyle Dugdale
PhD, Architecture
Yale University

Rachel Dunn
PhD, Early Modern English Literature
Columbia University

Folafolu Folowesele
MBA, Management
Harvard University

Vinicius Gripp
PhD, Mathematics
UC Berkeley

John Hartley
PhD, Sociology – Culture & Religion
Yale University

Mark Ku
PhD, Physics
Yale University

Tiffany McNair, M.D.
MPH, Preventive Medicine/Women's Health Policy
Johns Hopkins University

Katherine Romer
PhD, Computational & Systems Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lisa Yiu
PhD, International Education
Stanford University

Dawn Zhang
MBA, Management
Harvard University